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Microsoft Considers Purchase of Nook Media, Great American Woman's Novel, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.09.13

Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today’s stories:

Microsoft is considering purchasing Nook Media LLC for one billion dollars, which caused Barnes & Noble's stock to jump in early morning trading. (TechCrunch)

Temp workers who have staffed Amazon warehouses have filed a class-action suit for unpaid wages. (Melville House)

The New York Times considers how film producer Harvey Weinstein will entice potential viewers of Salinger, Shane Salerno's documentary about the reclusive author, in theaters this September. (New York Times)

Elissa Bassist satirizes the recent Wikipedia scandal and details her plans for the next great American woman's novel. (Jezebel)

Meanwhile, for McSweeney's, author Jessica Francis Kane shares advice on throwing a “genre-reveal party,” if you're happily expecting a new book.

Alexander Nazaryan reports on the growing publishing trend of celebrity imprints. (New Republic)

Brandon Zarzyczny remembers his late father Craig, an avid reader who documented over ten thousand books he'd read in the last two decades. (Huffington Post)

An abandoned building in Camden, New Jersey, is now a canvas for a Sonia Sanchez poem. (NewsWorks)

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